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  • I really hate not being in a band or even having people I can jam with...

    Bedroom playing with a Fryette isn't much fun at all. It's not inspiring to play an amp that's being choked just so people won't bitch at you about the noise and unless you push Eminence speakers, they sound kinda lifeless as well. Hopefully I can find something in Texas [as in a band or even a group of people to jam with] as there's a strong possibility I might be moving there in the next year or so.

    The problem is, though, that I'm getting the urge to do other things with my playing, like maybe trying my hand at recording, but I'm too lazy and broke to get recording **************** like monitors, interface, a good mic, etc. Oh, and the icing on the cake: even if I wanted to trade or sell my gear, my local CL flat out sucks and I'd rather not ship an amp or cab. At least in Texas, I might be able to find people with better gear who'd want to trade. Ask some of the guys from the HCAF group about my local CL... most of the **************** listed is garbage and if it isn't, it's WAYYY overpriced.

    I've been playing 10 years or so, and have never felt this frustrated to the point of giving up on guitar and taking up another hobby, hopefully one that's quiet [but what fun are those? ] All in all, it's really pushing me to want to quit.

    So what the hell should I do HCAF? Besides murder/suicide, that is...

    /firstworldmusicianproblems #latenightboredom

  • #2
    You don't have to spend a fortune on recording equipment to get decent results.

    My recording set is my Laptop running Reaper - Digitech GSP1101 via USB - Audio Technika M50 headphones.

    Headphones cost me
    Guitars:
    PRS Single Cut Trem
    PRS CE22
    Fender CIJ Strat
    Ibanez GSR180

    Amp:
    Digitech GSP1101
    Peavey Classic 120 Power Amp
    Marshall 1936 2x12


    Good deals with Satannica, Kaz2550, SimonC, Markymarc1979, Chris.novak

    My Music: http://soundcloud.com/steve-p-5

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    • #3
      The problem is that I'm getting the urge to do other things with my playing, like maybe trying my hand at recording, but I'm too lazy and broke

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      • #4
        I havent been in a badnd since 2010.

        I'm currently going to a pretty good open jam at a nearby bar. it's moetly older hippies, but that's cool, it teaches me to be less judmental.
        He ate all of the crackers, and then he ate all of the cheese.

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        • #5
          Sounds like a rather affordable setup and all, but...


          Just send me the Fryette and I'll send you the Randall. You will then have great bedroom tones.
          Rivera K-Tre
          Randall T2

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          • #6
            I havent been in a badnd since 2010.

            I'm currently going to a pretty good open jam at a nearby bar. it's moetly older hippies, but that's cool, it teaches me to be less judmental.


            You just judged them as being hippies.

            In all seriousness, that sucks. And I don't think they'll appreciate me Wade_keys-in' it up with a metal amp while a bunch of older guys play top 40s, country, or blues. Then again, TrAIDSmark is able to play "country" with pointy guitars, so ...

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            • #7
              Just send me the Fryette and I'll send you the Randall. You will then have great bedroom tones.




              Don't forget to include the extra $1000...

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              • #8
                run an ad on your local CL looking for a band. It might take a while to find the right guys, but hey CL is free anyway. Also you might want to consider to get a cheaper amp and some recording gear with the difference.
                http://www.guitarampboard.comLike my band on FB: http://www.facebook.com/thefew1All prices include shipping to ConUS.

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                • #9
                  run an ad on your local CL looking for a band. It might take a while to find the right guys, but hey CL is free anyway. Also you might want to consider to get a cheaper amp and some recording gear with the difference.


                  Judging by the gear sold on my local CL, running an ad for a band doesn't seem too promising, though I do appreciate the help. I also don't see the point in starting anything when I plan to leave in a year or so if things go well and don't think I'd have the time to put in for a worthwhile band. Basically, it'd be selfish of me and unfair to them. Oh, did I mention that my city has zero places for live groups to play at to get any sort of following? There are a couple dive bars, but that isn't gonna go anywhere.

                  And I'm actually kinda tempted to get a or at the very least, a nice amp that sounds good at lower volumes and sounds rib-crushing at louder volumes.

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                  • #10
                    You just judged them as being hippies.



                    ia pologizr
                    He ate all of the crackers, and then he ate all of the cheese.

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                    • #11
                      Judging by the gear sold on my local CL, running an ad for a band doesn't seem too promising, though I do appreciate the help. I also don't see the point in starting anything when I plan to leave in a year or so if things go well and don't think I'd have the time to put in for a worthwhile band. Basically, it'd be selfish of me and unfair to them. Oh, did I mention that my city has zero places for live groups to play at to get any sort of following? There are a couple dive bars, but that isn't gonna go anywhere.

                      And I'm actually kinda tempted to get a or at the very least, a nice amp that sounds good at lower volumes and sounds rib-crushing at louder volumes.


                      well put an ad looking for someone to jam with while you're then, even if it's just a drummer or another guitar player, it makes a difference.

                      And yeah, something like the Snax would be cool, but even a Digitech 1101 would be more than enough for home recording, and you can still get some recording gear and maybe even something like a VTM or Peavey Ultra for loud jamming...

                      Get into home recording these year and start to develop some ideas, write some **************** and next year when you move you will have plenty of material to show to a prospective band.
                      http://www.guitarampboard.comLike my band on FB: http://www.facebook.com/thefew1All prices include shipping to ConUS.

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                      • #12
                        well put an ad looking for someone to jam with while you're then, even if it's just a drummer or another guitar player, it makes a difference.

                        And yeah, something like the Snax would be cool, but even a Digitech 1101 would be more than enough for home recording, and you can still get some recording gear and maybe even something like a VTM or Peavey Ultra for loud jamming...

                        Get into home recording these year and start to develop some ideas, write some **************** and next year when you move you will have plenty of material to show to a prospective band.


                        Might end up putting an ad up, but even so, they'd need a place for us to jam at, otherwise that'd probably compound the problem of being too loud. As for drummers, I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty certain every drummer in town is in a band. Also, Yakima's kind of a seedy place and meth'll make you do crazy things, like go to your jam partners house and rob all of his gear while he's off at work or whatever just to get a fix. That and some people would probably do it just to have nicer ****************. Still gonna look into it, but I'm very weary about meeting just anyone and inviting them to my house.

                        And if I went with a modeler, I'd probably get an Electro Harmonix Magnum 44 for loud jamming and would only need one cab, preferably a 212. The only thing about the that's kind of a disappointment is it doesn't have a USB to update or record, but perhaps a Line 6 Toneport would work at least for recording?

                        As for that last idea, that's a pretty good idea. The Magnum 44 would probably suffice for loud jamming, I could plug direct to FOH [as least that's what I understand, anyways] with a modeler and even so, a 212 + 2 guitars + a modeler + some sort of power amp would be a lot easier to carry than a 412 and a tube head.

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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't use Craigslist to drum up a band...fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that ****************.

                          Go to rehearsal studios, and put up a flyer on one of their boards. If you get calls, you've got a much better chance of hooking into a band that's at least already rehearsing.

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                          • #14
                            with a modeler and even so, a 212 + 2 guitars + a modeler + some sort of power amp would be a lot easier to carry than a 412 and a tube head.


                            Yeah the tone port is fine for recording, you can also look into a cheap interface like the Tascam US-122, I just picked one up for $30 used to leave at my gf's house and it's really cool, not as good as my RME obviously, but definitely good enough for home recording. That, a pair of headphones and a free DAW (reaper, audacity) is enough to get you going.

                            and yeah you can get a power amp for a modeler, even a tube unit so when you move to Texas you can use it as your live rig as well. Peavey and Carvin tube power amps can be found for $300 all day and they sound great.
                            http://www.guitarampboard.comLike my band on FB: http://www.facebook.com/thefew1All prices include shipping to ConUS.

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                            • #15
                              I wouldn't use Craigslist to drum up a band...fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck that ****************.

                              Go to rehearsal studios, and put up a flyer on one of their boards. If you get calls, you've got a much better chance of hooking into a band that's at least already rehearsing.


                              You overestimate Yakima. Tbh, I'm not even sure if we have a rehearsal studio close by. Our scene is deader than William Holden.

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